Parris Ashley, Artist



I was lucky enough to sit down with the very talented Parris Ashley for this weeks episode. He is a graduate of Frostburg State University where he obtained his BFA magna cum laude. Parris has made Frostburg his home and enjoys adding his beautiful touches to the public mural projects around town. His art can been seen on Broadway in Frostburg, the Frostburg Pool, several local businesses. Parris is tackling his largest mural to date at Canal Place in Cumberland MD.

If you are interested in contacting the artist check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK 




Dr. Johnny O “Brexit”


What is the “BREXIT”???   What happens now?

Dr. John O’Rorke is back  to help us clear up some questions surrounding the facts about the U.K. vote to leave the European Union.  Dr. O’Rorke guides through how the current economic times and changes in party alignment caused the voter to decide to exit as a simple solution.  With this comparative discussion I hope that this episode will help clear up and shine some light on the political process across the pond.

Be more informed… check out direct links below:

BBC         La Monde          NY Times      Washington Post 



Pirates Ahoy; Children’s Literature Center Frostburg State University


Mairead Farrell is back to discuss Pirate’s Ahoy!  The Children’s Literature Center at Frostburg State University is hosting this very popular annual event on July 13, 2016 from 9:30am-12:30pm in Frostburg Maryland. It will sure to inspire creativity and imagination in children of all ages and dressing up is encouraged. Mairead is in charge of this event and she has enjoyed planning it. This will be her last with the University before heading back to Ireland to teach.  So.. get your costumes ready, walk the plank, and dive into a world of fun!


Cartoon pirate

Basecamp Coffee Company


We went mobile for this episode and traveled to the Basecamp coffee lab. I wish podcast technology was advanced enough to include smell but for that sense you are going to have to seek out your own freshly roasted bag of Basecamp Coffee. Hayden created a special espresso blend, and it is delicious. Hayden has plans to open a coffee shop on Greene Street, he is hoping to create an environment to start your day or interact with your community.

Hayden is currently selling his coffee at the Thursday Farmers Market in Cumberland, Shift in Frostburg, MD and Mountainside Creative in downtown Cumberland, MD.

To keep up to date with where you can purchase Basecamp Coffee contact them HERE

It all starts with the green bean:


Then we ROAST!:





Matthew Allaway; Precision Point



Dr. Matthew Allaway returns to discuss his  Precision Point medical device and company Perineologic.       The Precision Point allows Urologists to access the prostate through the perineum; for more accurate biopsy samples and creating a safer and more accurate method for prostate biopsy.  For the patient this means a safe, void of infection, non-invasive biopsy every time.

With a successful trip to Guys and Thomas Hospital  in London, Dr. Allaway demonstrated his free hand adapted method, the Urologists in London learned it quickly and easily making this product a valuable asset for NIH combating infection rates and cancer detection in patients.

Dr. Matthew Allaway is re-inventing the prostate biopsy and creating optimal patient care worldwide.











Grand Ole’ Ditch




I was able to sit down with some of the members of Grand Ole’ Ditch about a month ago at South Branch Studios, while they were putting the finishing touches on their new album “Unwind” . The band discusses their creative process and why this album really stands out from their previous work. The band will be releasing their NEW album at DelFest May 27, 2016 . Make sure to check out their website to purchase the new album and upcoming tour dates.




CASA and Heart of the Earth Animal Rescue



We have a non-profit double-header with this episode with CASA of Allegany County and Heart of the Earth Animal Rescue. 

Aaron Hendrickson a founding member of CASA,  returns to discuss two important fundraising events and how CASA has grown over the past few years. Their growth includes expanding their wine festival to include craft beer. This annual event will be in held at Canal Place in Cumberland MD on July 16, 2016.  Buy tickets HERE!!



The Heart of the Earth Sanctuary and Rescue is a Sanctuary, rescue and Animal Rights Advocacy group who is committed to the promotion of the rescuing and adoption of homeless, abandoned, neglected and abused animals by creating an alliance with other Sanctuaries, Advocacy Groups, Rescues and Animal Shelters.  Heart of the Earth are always looking for volunteers and partnerships for fundraising activities. The community has been a great help with the success of this non-profit. If you would like to make a donation check out their website.  



John O’Rorke with a Civics Refresher



Our 2016 election cycle has raised a lot of questions about process of electing a presidential candidate. I thought it was time for some facts so, I consulted Dr. John O’Rorke. He has been a professor of Political Science at Frostburg State University for the past 25 years. We had a very FUN, engaging, and fact filled interview about how our election cycle works and why your vote is always important.  Dr. O’Rorke will be a feature on our podcast in the future so if you have any questions for a future episode contact us HERE





Wholesome Harvest Foods; Suzy Snow


Suzy joins us from Wholesome Harvest Foods  a Frostburg State Alum she has the mission to provide the community with healthy and high quality wholesome food from local sustainable sources, as well as offer products from sources that both strive to care for the environment and support living wages for farmers. Suzy is planning on opening in July 2016 and is looking forward to providing the local community access to fresh, locally grown whole foods. To help Suzy with her goal of providing what her community is interested in, fill out this simple SURVEY .  Be sure to Like her Facebook Page for more information.

Suzy loves her local community and can not wait to open her business to unite the local farmer with the local consumer.




Frostburg First; Jessica Palumbo #69



Jessica from Frostburg First is back, she is here to talk about the Art’s Walk event happening April 23, 2016. Several local artists are going to be in attendance along with fantastic entertainment by local and national musicians. Frostburg is a happening town and are hoping to welcome new businesses this spring and summer. Make sure to check out their website and FaceBook Page for more information and to contact Jessica!

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